News from Tynemouth Nursery

Tynemouth Nursery at Billy Mill shortlisted for national award!

We are delighted to announce that Tynemouth Nursery at Billy Mill has been selected for the final for the Nursery Outdoor Learning Environment category in the NMT Nursery Awards 2020!

More information to follow!

Winners of the NMT Nursery Awards 2020 will be presented with their trophies at a virtual Awards Presentation held on Thursday 26th November 2020.


About the Awards

NMT Nursery Awards 2020 is an annual event organised by Nursery Management Today, the leading business publication in the nursery sector and sponsored by key companies providing services in the sector. The Awards are designed to reward excellence in childcare and celebrate the very best people in the Nursery Sector. There were 16 categories to enter overall and there were four or five finalists in each category. All finalists will be reviewed by 2 independent judges for each category. For more information and all categories, please visit

Forest School garden made at Tynemouth Nursery at Billy Mill

We are delighted to announce we have opened our Forest School garden at Billy Mill. This video shows its construction from a concept by Director, Kaye Kilsby, aided by our very own qualified Forest School Teacher, Mark Shotten right through to the minute the children see it for the first time! Watch for yourself their excited reaction!

Tynemouth Nursery at North Shields moves to Billy Mill

We are Moving!

Tynemouth Nursery at North Shields has moved 0.4miles to our Tynemouth Nursery at Billy Mill site at 142-144 Queen Alexandra Road West. The setting has recently been fully re-furbished to happily accommodate the 2 settings.

Please see our virtual tour here:

This was following the news that the QA Sixth Form College at Hawkeys Lane will be relocated at Tyne Met College, Wallsend this Summer.

This means the site, that Tynemouth Nursery at North Shields occupied, will not be maintained and will be cleared over the next 12 months. Due to this decision we have decided to amalgamate the North Shields nursery with Tynemouth Nursery at Billy Mill and not re-open North Shields on Monday the 29th of June as previously planned.

This did come as a big shock and there have been a few tears shed by many of us, as this nursery was a fantastic setting.

However, the amalgamation of Tynemouth Nursery at Billy Mill has seen staff, parents and children merge into a lovely setting that is only 0.4miles from the North Shields former site.

We have exciting plans for the new amalgamated nursery including incorporating a forest nursery school with our accredited forest schoolteacher.

We would like to thank all the parents and staff who have helped make this transition as smooth as possible.

The nursery refurbishment has been amazing as these pictures show:

New Manager starts at Tynemouth Nursery

Tynemouth Nursery Group are absolutely delighted to welcome Judith Dixon as our new Nursery Manager at Tynemouth Nursery, as of the 22nd of June 2020. Judith has had fantastic management experience over a long period of time, firstly as a Manager of ‘Just Learning’ at Cleadon, where she achieved their first ‘Outstanding’ grading. She then became Area Director for Busy Bees covering areas in the North West, North East and Scotland! After many years on the road Judith decided to return to her great love, managing her own nursery, and the Tynemouth job was just what she was looking for. This is fantastic news for TNG and we are delighted to get such an experienced and highly qualified person to take on this important role. We all wish Judith all the very best in her new role and joining the TNG family!

Questions & Answers for re-opening June 1st

We have had lots of questions from parents/carers regarding re-opening and we have tried to put all of these on the following information sheet.

Questions and Answers

Please feel free to email us if there are any other questions you may think of.